Toys offering endless chew & play

Posted by Ellie Peters on

Dogs have a natural urge to chew. This instinct is strongest when they are puppies but continues throughout their life.

As puppies, chewing provides relief from irritated gums as a result of teething. As they age, chewing exercises jaw muscles and helps scrape away dental plaque. It also helps relieve boredom. Additionally, dogs gain natural nutrients when they chew animal parts like bones and tendons.

It’s important for us as retailers to discuss the benefits of chewing for dogs, especially if they have a habit of targeting items like shoes, kids’ toys and furniture. While it can be a nuisance for dog owners, it can also be a potential risk for dogs to chew items not meant to be chewed or played with. Dangerous consequences like poisoning or mouth injury can occur.

We have an expansive knowledge on the multitude of toys and chews available, and can emphasize the importance of providing dogs with something to chew on as part of their care with items that are specifically meant to be chewed on, diverting them away from household items without discouraging their natural instincts.

This is why many toys on the market are being made with stronger and more durable materials. Not only does it keep them away from other items by satisfying their need to chew and play, it also provides longer-lasting play and increased interaction between dog owners and their pups.

Toys that feature heavy-duty materials like rubber and nylon are designed for hardcore chewers. And many manufacturers are also rolling out products with stronger fabrics and ropes meant for more pulling and tugging activities.

The products we choose encompass all of those traits and more for toys that put chewing at the forefront of their designs. And with added features like places for treats and unique colours and shapes, these products entice a dog’s sense of play that is heightened as much as it is encouraged. Now the duration of play can be as endless as the options.


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Fluff & Tuff Toys

Fluff & Tuff has a long line of high-quality, durable plush dog toys. The toys are made from Fluff & Tuff’s extra-plush outer fabric and lined with the company’s durable tuff-web interior fabric. These are toys of the highest quality with an ultra plush outer fabric and a durable, thick inner mesh. The seams are all double stitched and all toys have stitched eyes so there are no hard edges.  

West Paw 

Nontoxic and nearly indestructible, Zogoflex® stands up to even the most aggressive chewing enthusiasts without getting torn up — so at the end of playtime, toys go back in the toybox rather than in shreds on the floor or in Fido's tummy. And when your pup's idea of a fun time also involves mud or dirt, just throw the toy in the dishwasher for an easy clean.

There are so many options to choose from including treat and enrichment based toys.

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